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A new documentary released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (the makers of the “Vaccines,” “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Blackfish” movies), called “The Unbreakable Kim: Defying Gravity,” chronicles the life of tennis star Kim Clijsters, one of the greatest women of all time, and the greatest to ever play that sport. In this documentary, she talks at length about her career and the inspiration she says she’s received from her family and mentors.
“I am a very, very competitive person, very driven,” Clijsters tells the camera at one point. “I don’t look at it like competition, I look at it like a challenge.”
“One of the things Kim has always said to me is that no matter how great a player you are, it helps to have love. If they think you are a great player, it helps them to be nicer to you,” she says. “I have a wonderful family, a wonderful husband, a wonderful daughter, which makes it even more of a challenge, I guess. I don’t know, I think you just have to keep on going.”
The documentary includes interviews with Clijsters’s former coaches, her parents, and her longtime manager, John McEnroe.
“What he and his wife did for me is very moving,” Kim says of the late John McEnroe in the doc. “The only thing he ever did for me was pick me up from the airport.”
McEnroe says he remembers when he first met Kim, back in 1988.
“She had just arrived, so I said, ‘Hi, welcome to the United States,’” McEnroe says in the documentary. “I asked her name, she said, ‘My name is Kim Clijsters.’”
McEnroe says he took her to the restaurant and showed her his menu. “When she saw the price of the meal, she just stood up and said, ‘I don’t know what you’re doing